The Backcountry Outdoor News reports the latest hunting and, fishing news along with fishing derbies and tournaments
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Whether it's bass, walleye, muskie, crappie, catfish, marlin, sailfish, billfish, salmon, shark or 
trout, this website will list a contest, derby or tournament for whatever species 
fisherman you are.

  • If your looking for an exciting way to have more fun fishing. 

  • If you belong to a fishing organization or club, we may have your venues listed. 

  • Add a contest, derby or tournament FREE to our data base. 
USA Fishing Contests, Derbies & Tournaments Directory


Most contests and tournaments are open to the general public but some are closed to club or pro circuit members. Use the links to each contest on the site for more information. The link may also indicate if there is a registration fee to participate. 

ANGLERS: We can use your help. Due to the high volume of fishing venues, mistakes can happen. If you find a link that doesent work or is incorrect PLEASE let us know so we can fix. THANKS
Choose from our FEATURED EVENTS or the list of states below
  2020  FEATURED  EVENTS

  • *** DUE TO COVID 19 ***
         SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED -- Check event websites for more Info 

  • April 1 - Nov 30 -- GRAND HAVEN STEELHEADERS -- Grand Haven, MI - Lake Michigan - website

  • May 1-Sept 30 -- National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF)  - NATIONWIDE - Any legal state waters -- website

  • June 15 - Oct 15 -- The Mongo Offshore Challenge -- Gulf Tourney in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas --  Ocean -- website

  • Sept 26-27 -- Hooked on Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Tournament -- Russellville, AR - Lake Dardanelle -- website

  • Oct 3 -- Walleye Dan Fishing to End Hunger – Brainerd, MN - Gull Lake (Register Now)  --  website






2020 Fishing Venues
*** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED 
 *** Check event websites for more Info ***
Events are added throughout the season.
State Directory for FREE Fishing Days !
North America Sportshows
Whether an event is for freshwater, saltwater, open water or ice fishing, they are listed in our directory.  TBC Press  makes every effort to have the most complete, up-to-date directory of fishing venues.